The U.S. federal government purchases products and services from just about every industry, from aircraft parts to needles, but in order to do business with the federal government, you must have an active SAM registration.
In short, SAM registration is for any business entity looking to receive federal funds from U.S. government contracting opportunities by becoming an official vendor to the govt. This registration is required to work with FEMA, DoD, and other federal agencies.
The government makes the SAM registration forms available for free for self-registration, but accurately filing the documents is a complex and lengthy process. Especially the first timer companies tend to make mistakes in the active sam registration which may result in denial or severe delay.
SAM registration involves the following steps: 1. Obtaining the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number issued by D&B 2. Request a CAGE Code through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). 3. Creating an individual user account through System for Award Management (SAM) database and log in to register your entity.
The government won’t help you complete the registration , and it won’t tell you when you’ve submitted incorrect information. A business that submits incomplete or incorrect registration information can’t do business with the federal government until the information is complete and correct.
Hence is hiring a third-party vendor makes good business sense. https://usgovtcontracts.com charges a one-time fees to complete a full service SAM registration or renewal and ensures 100% approval by US Government, saving the client’s time and ensuring complete and accurate filings.
It can take between I week to 3 weeks’ time to complete the entire SAM registration process depending on whether your company has the DUNS Number in place or not.
These third part registration firms charge a consultation fees for filing the documents on your behalf which may range from somewhere between 600 USD – 900 USD. However, it is always advisable to go for an experienced and reputed vendor to avoid any mishaps.
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This registration is required to work with FEMA, DoD, and other federal agencies.
Full Service SAM Registration
SAMVENDOR is a third-party registration platform what charges to complete a Full Service System for Award Management (SAM) Registration. Our service includes a dedicated case manager to physically process the SAM paperwork on the client’s behalf. The Government offers free registration forms at SAM.gov, but SAM will not physically process the forms for a client. All fees paid to SAMVENDOR are for the filing of government paperwork on a client’s behalf, saving the entity time and ensuring complete and accurate filings.
The federal government purchases products and services from just about every industry, from space ship parts to staplers, but in order to do business with the federal government, you must have an active SAM registration. The government makes the registration forms available for free, but completing the SAM Registration on your own can take between 20 and 40 hours — and, making sure your Registration is current and complete can take even longer.
In 2016, the General Services Administration (GSA) made 77 client-facing enhancements and changes to the System for Award Management (SAM), including seven revisions to FAR subpart 4,18, FAR 52.204-17, FAR 52.204-3, and FAR 52.212-3. These changes affected the type of information a company must submit when completing a SAM Registration. For companies with current SAM Registrations at the time these regulation changes went into effect, the SAM Registration had to be updated to remain in compliance. The GSA also made an estimated 500 changes to Schedules in place during 2016, and we made sure that our clients with affected Schedules remained in compliance with these changes.
Why use usgovtcontracts.com?
SAMVENDOR, is one of the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, completes and maintains the System for Award Management (SAM) Registration for its clients. We help business owners register to do business with the federal government; we are a platinum rated D&B rated company; we have been in business since 2015 and have completed more than 35,000 federal registrations for federal contractors, non- profits, state and local agencies, and even for the U.S. government.
The government won’t help you complete the registration, and it won’t tell you when you’ve submitted incorrect information. A business that submits incomplete or incorrect registration information can’t do business with the federal government until the information is complete and/or correct. We also can handle your mandatory SAM Registration renewal each year.
Many companies don’t have someone who can spend between 20 and 40 hours completing the initial SAM registration process; renewing the registration each year; or submitting updates, such as when processing a merger, novation, or even an address change. This is why hiring SAMVENDOR makes good business sense. You supply the company with the required information, and the company does the rest, from completing your initial registration to handling the renewal each year.
SAM.gov is the government’s system for contractors interested in completing a SAM Registration. Contractors submit their information on their own, but the government does not tell them if they need to submit supplemental information in order to become registered. The government also does not help contractors who self-register remain compliant with any changes that are rolled out. The government makes registration possible, but does not help contractors do it. SAMVENDOR helps its clients become and remain government contractors and also makes sure its clients are best positioned for contracting success.
About SAM (System for Award Management)
In July 2012, the General Services Administration (GSA) combined the Central Contractor Registration (CCR/FedReg), Online Representations & Certifications Application (ORCA) and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) into one main contractor database. This database was named System for Award Management or better known as the SAM registration. Since its inception, the SAM registration has been a step in the right direct for collaborated federal systems that have a heavy interaction with both federal officials and United States business owners.
Integrated Award Environment (IAE): Future Plans of Incorporation
SAM registration helps to streamline the acquisition of grant, loans, contracts and intergovernmental transactions. According to the GSA, the federal government plans on integrating 10 different federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into a single, streamlined system that uses the Integrated Award Environment (IAE).
The IAE vision includes the following systems:
- System for Award Management (SAM) – Active
- ESRS – Not Active
- Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Sub-award Reporting System(FSRS) – Not Active
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
- Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)
- Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS)
- Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps)
- Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)
- Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS)
- Wage Determination Online (WDOL) – Not Active
SAM Registration Benefits
SAM registration incorporates all government contractor information into one system. Contractors and vendors can register, file representations and certifications, and search for contracting opportunities from one location. A contractor enters information once, which reduces the risk of duplicating or entering conflicting information.
Companies that register in the System for Award Management (SAM) will be assigned a Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code. This Code is a five-character ID number used extensively within the federal government, assigned by the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The CAGE code is used to support a variety of mechanized systems throughout the government and provides a standardized method of identifying a given facility at a specific location. The code may be used for a facility clearance, or a pre-award survey. Companies who let their SAM Registration expire will also lose their CAGE Codes. The Defense Logistics Agency decided in 2016 to tie a company’s CAGE Code to its SAM Registration. CAGE Codes expire, if a company’s SAM Registration lapses, but as soon as the company renews its SAM Registration, the CAGE Code is renewed.
Role in the SAM Registration
The Administrator has the complete authority over users within the business’s entity. There are four different non-federal roles: Entity Administrator, Entity Registration Representative , Entity Registration Viewer, Services Contract Inventory (SCI) Reporter.
- Entity Administrator creates and manages the entity’s registration and all entity users.
- Entity Registration Representative edits and maintains an entity’s registration.
- Entity Registration Viewer only has read-only access to an entity’s registration.
- Services Contract Inventory (SCI) Reporter creates and maintains an entity’s SCI; The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires civilian agencies to prepare an annual inventory of their service contracts. To complete this report, some data must be entered by the SCI Reporter who have been awarded such contracts.
The federal government requires every business renew its SAM registration at least once a year. The SAM registration will notify registered users 15 days, 30 days, and 60 days prior to expiration. Procurement officers recommend that a business renew its SAM registration 1 to 2 months in advance, to avoid any inconsistencies or complications.